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              A Month in Siena

              A Month in Siena (Hardback)

              By Matar, Hisham

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              Shortly after completing his searing work of non-fiction, The Return, Hisham Matar set off for Siena, a city he had never visited before. His plan was to see the paintings of the Sienese school, to immerse himself in the work of artists he admired perhaps above all others. This m...onth in Siena would be an extraordinary period in the life of this writer: an immersion in art, a consideration of grief and violence, an intimate encounter with the city and its inhabitants. Hisham Matar's short book is the story of how art can console and disturb in equal measure. It is a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and the human condition.
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              ISBN 9780241409503
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              Anatomy of a Disappearance

              Anatomy of a Disappearance (Paperback)

              By Matar, Hisham

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              In Egypt, Nuri, a teenage boy, falls in love with Mona - the woman his father will marry. Consumed with longing, Nuri wants to get his father out of the way - to take his place in Mona's heart. But when his father disappears, Nuri regrets what he wished for. Alone, he and Mona se...arch desperately for the man they both love.
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              ISBN 9780141027500
              Released NZ 29 Mar 2012
              Publisher Penguin
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              Anatomy of a Disappearance
                

              Anatomy of a Disappearance (EPUB ebook)

              By Matar, Hisham

              In Egypt, Nuri, a teenage boy, falls in love with Mona - the woman his father will marry. Consumed with longing, Nuri wants to get his father out of the way - to take his place in Mona's heart. But when his father disappears, Nuri regrets what he wished for. Alone, he and Mona se...arch desperately for the man they both love.
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              ISBN 9780141969787
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              Released NZ 3 Mar 2011
              Publisher Penguin
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              A Month in Siena
                

              A Month in Siena (EPUB ebook)

              By Matar, Hisham

              FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AND MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR'Sparkles with brilliant observations on art and architecture, friendship and loss' Guardian ____________________________________When Hisham Matar was nineteen years old he came across the Sienese School of painting... for the first time. In the year in which Matar's life was shattered by the disappearance of his father the work of the great artists of Siena seemed to offer him a sense of hope. Over the years since then, Matar's feelings towards these paintings would deepen and, as he says, 'Siena began to occupy the sort of uneasy reverence the devout might feel towards Mecca or Rome or Jerusalem'. A Month in Siena is the encounter, twenty-five years later, between the writer and the city he had worshipped from afar. It is a dazzling evocation of an extraordinary place and its effect on the writer's life. It is an immersion in painting, a consideration of grief and a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and the human condition. ____________________________________'An exquisite, deeply affecting book' Evening Standard'Driven by desire, yearning, loss, illuminated by the kindness of strangers. A triumph' Peter Carey'A dazzling exploration of art's impact on his life and writing, and a moving contemplation of grief' Financial Times'Breathtaking' New Statesman
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              ISBN 9780241987063
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              Released NZ 17 Oct 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between

              The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between (Paperback)

              By Matar, Hisham

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              The Return is at once a universal and an intensely personal tale. It is an exquisite meditation on how history and politics can bear down on an individual life. And yet Hisham Matar's memoir isn't just about the burden of the past, but the consolation of love, literature and art.... It is the story of what it is to be human. Hisham Matar was nineteen when his father was kidnapped and taken to prison in Libya. He would never see him again. Twenty-two years later, the fall of Gaddafi meant he was finally able to return to his homeland. In this moving memoir, the author takes us on an illuminating journey, both physical and psychological; a journey to find his father and rediscover his country.
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              ISBN 9780241966280
              Released NZ 2 Mar 2017
              Publisher Penguin
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              In the Country of Men
                

              In the Country of Men (EPUB ebook)

              By Matar, Hisham

              On a white-hot day in Tripoli, Libya, in the summer of 1979, nine-year-old Suleiman is shopping in the market square with his mother. His father is away on business - but Suleiman is sure he has just seen him, standing across the street. This novel tells a tale from the point of ...view of a young boy growing up in a terrifying and bewildering world.
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              ISBN 9780141902005
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              Released NZ 1 Mar 2007
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between
                

              The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between (EPUB ebook)

              By Matar, Hisham

              Hisham Matar was nineteen when his father was kidnapped and taken to prison in Libya. He would never see him again. He still does not know for certain whether his father is alive or dead. Twenty years later, after the fall of Gaddafi, Hisham was able to go back to his homeland fo...r the first time.
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              ISBN 9780241966297
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              Released NZ 30 Jun 2016
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              A Month in Siena
               

              A Month in Siena (Paperback)

              By Matar, Hisham

              • RRP: $26.00
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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AND MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR 'Hisham Matar has the quality all historians - of the world and the self - most need: he knows how to stand back and let the past speak' Hilary Mantel on The Return ____________________________________ When Hisham ...Matar was nineteen years old he came across the Sienese School of painting for the first time. In the year in which Matar's life was shattered by the disappearance of his father the work of the great artists of Siena seemed to offer him a sense of hope. Over the years since then, Matar's feelings towards these paintings would deepen and, as he says, 'Siena began to occupy the sort of uneasy reverence the devout might feel towards Mecca or Rome or Jerusalem'. A Month in Siena is the encounter, twenty-five years later, between the writer and the city he had worshipped from afar. It is a dazzling evocation of an extraordinary place and its effect on the writer's life. It is an immersion in painting, a consideration of grief and a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and the human condition. ____________________________________ PRAISE FOR HISHAM MATAR 'Wise and agonizing and thrilling to read' Zadie Smith 'A moving, unfliching memoir' Kazuo Ishiguro 'A treasure for the ages' Peter Carey 'It is likely to become a classic' Colm Toibin
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              ISBN 9780241987056
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              In the Country of Men

              In the Country of Men (Paperback)

              By Matar, Hisham

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              Nine-year-old Suleiman is just awakening to the wider world beyond the games on the hot pavement outside his home and beyond the loving embrace of his parents. He becomes the man of the house when his father goes away on business, but then he sees his father, standing in the mark...et square in a pair of dark glasses.
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              ISBN 9780241957073
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2012
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              In the Country of Men

              In the Country of Men (Paperback)

              By Matar, Hisham

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              Nine-year-old Suleiman is just awakening to the wider world beyond the games on the hot pavement outside his home and beyond the loving embrace of his parents. He becomes the man of the house when his father goes away on business, but then he sees his father, standing in the mark...et square in a pair of dark glasses.
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              ISBN 9780241973622
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2016
              Publisher Penguin
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